MonopoleSantenay « Clos du Château »

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  • Grape variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Age of the vines

    48 years

  • Area

    1.50 ha

  • Appellation

    Santenay is located right south to Chassagne Montrachet and is the most southern village of Burgundy famous "Cote D'or" ("Golden Coast") region. The etymology of Santenay is most probably connected to the word "Sanctus" which refers to a sacred place before Christian era. The appellation, 140 ha of planted vines, is composed of three areas, one next to Chassagne, one around the village and one just south of the village. It is today mainly a Pinot Noir planted appellation however the Chardonnay are revealing high potential there.

  • Vineyard

    Clos du Château is our own "Monopole" parcel, nestled in the heart of Santenay le Haut in the park of the Château de la Crée. "Clos du Château" is south-east exposure, with vigorous vines where yields must absolutely be controlled for good maturity and therefore we have gone back to Cordon de Royat style pruning, to obtain smaller bunches.

  • Date of harvest

    13rd and 14th of September 2014

  • Ageing

    12 months, 10% new French Oak

  • Date of bottling

    March 2016

  • Guard time

    Ready to drink now until 2021 and more

  • Temperature


  • Characteristic

    After the dormant winter period, the vines returned to life in clement, warm and dry conditions. At the end of June, the weather changed, becoming cool and damp, but ripening continued nonetheless. The return of the sun and a northerly wind - the signature of September in the Bourgogne wine region - led to ideal conditions for the vines to reach full maturity. Picking began in mid-September in a serene and sunny atmosphere.

  • Wine-food pairing

    Crispy roast fowl, aromatic poultry dishes (glazed or caramelized), Chaource, Brie de Meaux, Tomme, Reblochon, Mont d'Or.

  • Tasting note

    The nose is very pleasant with little notes of red and black fruits. The palate shows crispy and tasty red fruits aromas. Flattering wine with vibrant tension and long finish. The tannins are well integrated.

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